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Circa at Dupont

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Dupont Circle
American, Bar, Contemporary
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1601 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1078
+1 202-667-1601
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere, good food

I met a friend here for dinner & wasn't very hungry so I went with the BBQ chicken flatbread, which was really good! I love the setup & am likely to return. I'd recommend it to anyone!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Casheta
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Detroit
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Detroit
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I met a friend here for dinner & wasn't very hungry so I went with the BBQ chicken flatbread, which was really good! I love the setup & am likely to return. I'd recommend it to anyone!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Everything is well above average. Service? Excellent. Food variety? Excellent. Quality? Above avg. Ambiance? Above avg with outdoor seating available. Just a great overall spot for about $25 a head.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We needed a place late evening after driving all day and the hotel recommend this to us. Friendly staff and fun atmosphere. We had 8 in our party and we were all satisfied. What wonderful food!!! Seared scallops, jambalaya, hamburgers, lettuce wraps and fancy Mac n cheese that will make the kids never go back to the blue box again!(ha!).... More 

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Heading out of town, we needed a bite before we hit the road. Enjoyed soup and salad selections along with a generous and delectable turkey burger. Go here!

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Troy, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Bar area and restaurant were very busy. Nice selection of dinner menu items. Crab cakes were excellent. Others got short ribs that were also excellent. Very nice waiter. Good desserts

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Springboro, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food was tasty and the wine list good. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Nicole really made sure we had a good dining experience.

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Central FL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Upon entering the restaurant my friends and I were not greeted by the two young ladies at the hostess stand. Bad first impression for an out of town guest. They just stared at us. I guess because we were casually dressed and had just not left the corporate boardroom, our money was not wanted. Even our server never "served" us...... More 

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Toms River, NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I went here for dinner while visiting Washington. Restaurant was a short walk from Dupont Circle Hotel. The meal and service were very good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

With three young women, our server was good. The calamari was excellent, and the grilled chicken sandwich was delicious. A split appetizer, entree and a drink for under $30.

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Stephens City, Virginia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We ate brunch at Circa and had a great time. My french toast was good, not great, but my partner and our friend joining us really liked their food. The outdoor seating area is a great spot to people watch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1078
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-667-1601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Contemporary

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